Community Music, Master | York St John University | York, United Kingdom
12 months
13000 GBP/year
7000 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This Community Music course at York St John University has been developed with you as the practitioner in mind. We will help you to deepen your understanding of community music by exploring practice-led research, which is underpinned by theory. 


You will reflect deeply on your existing practice on this course. While receiving support from our experts, you will challenge and test new ideas by conducting research and exploring theoretical frameworks. Your own practice is at the heart of this course, with an independent supervised project alongside 2 distinctive modules: Community Music Perspectives and The Reflective Practitioner.

You will become a member of the International Centre for Community Music (ICCM), providing you with the opportunity to contribute to the development and growth of community music practice and scholarship worldwide.

You will be encouraged to play a key part in developing activities alongside your peers, including:

  • Our annual student research symposium, Transform: New Voices in Community Music
  • A peer-review journal by emerging scholars
  • A range of national and international events in community music


This Community Music course at York St John University could lead you to a career directly related to working in the community music industry, or it could take you in a completely different direction, using the many transferrable skills you will develop.

This will give you an advantage in careers such as:

  • Community Outreach Officer
  • Participation Producer
  • Education Manager
  • Director
  • Music Tutor
  • Arts Development Officer

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Reflective Practitioner
  • Critical Discussion
  • Community Music Perspectives
  • Community Music Independent Project
  • Reflective Engagement

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 2:2 honours degree in a related subject

Entry onto this postgraduate course is subject to attending an interview.

At interview you will be asked to give a presentation which will:

  • Demonstrate your readiness for graduate level practice
  • Show evidence of your engagement with critical thinking

You will also be asked to complete a portfolio. This portfolio should show examples of previous and current practice.

We are happy to arrange interviews via Skype for overseas students.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13000 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    7000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7000 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for York

646 - 1124 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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